This event is 100% virtual! Find the link to the registration page below.
This is a hybrid event! You can attend both online and in-person!
May 19, 2022 8:30 AM
May 19, 2022 11:45 AM
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Description: Join CBIA for our annual women’s leadership summit, created to uplift and empower the diverse voices shaping the state’s future. Catherine Stempien, AVANGRID’s first woman president and CEO, talks about how she broke through the glass ceiling to lead the energy company’s largest business unit. The Jackson Laboratory's Lisa Roy, Westminster Tool’s Hillary Thomas, and Hartford Public High School principal Flora Padro discuss paving the way for other women to find meaningful careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Women’s Business Development Council's Fran Pastore guides you through a critical conversation with our state’s changemakers. State representatives Tammy Exum and Tammy Nuccio and state senators Christine Cohen and Heather Somers will be candid, sharing their personal leadership journeys. And you’ll want to stick around as licensed clinical social worker and TEDx featured speaker Jelan Agnew of the Copper Beech Institute shares strategies for self-preservation in the office and beyond. Join hundreds of others for a morning of networking and thoughtful conversations. Agenda 7:30 am | Breakfast & Networking 8:30 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks Moy Ogilvie, Managing Partner, McCarter & English
8:45 am | Keynote: Recharge & Reimagine Catherine Stempien, President & CEO, AVANGRID Networks
9:30 am | Networking Break 9:45 am | Close to Home: Community Changemakers Moderator: Fran Pastore, Founder & CEO, Women’s Business Development Council
State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Branford)
State Representative Tammy Exum (D-West Hartford)
State Representative Tammy Nuccio (R-Ashford)
State Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton)
10:30 am | Networking Break 10:45 am | Self Preservation in the Workplace Jelan Agnew, Copper Beech Institute/Nalej of Self, LLC
11:00 am | STEM: Closing the Gap Lisa Roy, Director of Government & Community Relations, The Jackson Laboratory
Flora Padro, Principal, Hartford Public High School
Hillary Thomas, Vice President, Westminster Tool
11:45 am | Adjourn When Women Lead is made possible through the generous support of AVANGRID and Oma's Pride. Event promoted as part of the Fairfield County Networking Calendar, courtesy of Labate Group.
Description: CBIA is the leading voice for business in the state, representing thousands of member companies, small and large, across a diverse range of industries. We fight to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, and economic growth: driving change, shaping legislative and regulatory policy, and promoting collaboration between the private and public sectors.